Chargrill asparagus for a quick summer side. Photo / Babiche Martens

Grilled Asparagus With Harissa Beans Recipe

Add some spice to your greens and your beans this season

I have used asparagus, but flat beans or broccolini are equally delicious to use as a scooper to enjoy this tasty dip. Mashing the beans with a fork is quick and effective in the great outdoors. No fancy gadgets required.

GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH HARISSA BEANS
Serves 6

Beans
420g tin butter beans
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp harissa
2 tsp lemon zest
¼ cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp cold water
Salt and pepper to taste

Dressing
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp harissa
3 bunches asparagus

1. Drain the beans and place in a bowl. Add the garlic, harissa, zest, juice and water, then mash (a little chunky is great).

2. For the dressing combine the oil, lemon juice and harissa in a jar.

3. Break the ends from the asparagus. Toss in a little oil and chargrill on your fire or barbecue until cooked through.

4. Serve the asparagus warm with the dip alongside and drizzle of dressing.

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